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 Love Bank Park

Love Bank Park

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Love Bank Park is a community-led public space located at the corner of Nebraska and Cherokee Street.

The park is cared for and managed by the Love Bank Park Committee of the Cherokee Street Community Improvement District.

THe new heart of Cherokee ST. 

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Love Bank Park Redevelopment

Reopened:
April 2024

Love Bank Park was founded in 2015 by the community. On two vacant lots at the corner of Cherokee St. and Nebraska, business owners and neighbors came together to install a basketball hoop for neighborhood youth and to create a space where the community could come together — to bank on love.

In 2024, the Cherokee Street Community Improvement District completed a redevelopment project for the park — turning Love Bank into a stronger asset for our street & surrounding community. Developed with input from neighborhood stakeholders, friends, and family, the new park creates updated spaces to enjoy while keeping Love Bank Park a safe and welcoming benefit to neighbors of all ages.

Love Bank Park Redevelopment

project Partners

Cherokee Street Community Improvement District
property owner

Patterhn Ives
Lead Architect 
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Arbolope Studio
Landscape Architect
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E.M. Harris
General Contractor
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A Park for All 

Whether you're into chess or pop-up markets, seeing a live concert or relaxing in the shade as you wait for the bus, the new Love Bank Park offers new amenities for the street's diverse community, while preserving core elements of the park.

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A New Basketball Court

The new park features a water-permeable basketball court — the perfect size for pick up games and half-court tournaments. 

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A Hub for Arts & Culture

The new shade structure & built-in performance area allow the community to come together for concerts, speaker series or small events with ease, and provides shade for everyday users.

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Greener Green Space

In addition to more planting beds & small trees, the new park prioritizes sustainability through permeable pavement and rainscaping.

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Chess Tables

Check mate! The park's three chess tables were donated through a collaboration with the St. Louis Chess Club & Black Men Build and were designed by artist Damon Davis. 

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Local art by Local Artists

The mural at Love Bank Park was designed by Cherokee Street artist Julianne Wise and features many elements of every day life on Cherokee. 

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Power, Water & wifi 

During park hours from sunrise to sunset, park goers can enjoy free public outlets, wifi and a drinking fountain with a water bottle filler.

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LIVE AT LOVE BANK 

Find a list below of the recurring and upcoming events at Love Bank Park! Interested in hosting an event at the space? Please fill out this form and our Love Bank Park committee will be in touch shortly!

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EVERY SATURDAY:
FREE CHESS LESSONS 

10:30AM - 3:30PM, weather permitting

St. Louis Chess Club hosts free chess lessons every Saturday during the summer at Love Bank Park. 

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Second Saturday of the Month:
Sol Market

11AM - 6PM, weather permitting 

Sol Market features small, local black & brown-owned businesses vending their finds and handmade goods on the second Saturday of each month from May through November at Love Bank Park. 

SUPPORT THIS SPACE:

You can support Love Bank Park by donating to the park's capital campaign fund, hosted by St. Louis Community Foundation. Donations to the fund directly support the park's maintenance and activation. 

 

GET A BRICK: 

Engraved pavers at Love Bank Park honor community members that have made the park possible over the years and donors to the park's capital campaign. Individuals/families that donate $250 or small businesses that donate $500 can have their donation recognized in a paver in the park. Pavers are installed on a quarterly basis. 

To secure your engraved brick, make a donation at the link above and our team will be in touch about your inscription and timeline! 

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

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JOIN THE LOVE BANK PARK COMMITTEE

The Cherokee CID Love Bank Park Committee guides the maintenance and activation of the park. Join the committee here.

WHY IT MATTERS:

The redevelopment of Love Bank Park has been a long time in the making. Hear from some Cherokee Street neighbors and business owners about what this park & this project means to our community. 

The Partners That MADE It Happen: 

Thank you to the following local businesses & organizations that have supported our Cherokee Street community by contributing towards this project. 

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Got a question, want to get involved or just want to reach out?

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Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

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